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Selfie At Hell Valley

There is, indeed, steam rising off the pond in the background of this selfie. It’s boiling water. People used to cook eggs here but Taipei City put up fences, both for preservation and to stop people from accidentally cooking themselves. This is a volcanic crater known as the Beitou Geothermal […]

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Hot Springs at Guguan, Taiwan

Private wooden tub with natural sulpher hot spring water, 100 feet above the river bed, all around view of the mountains.

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Konda Yakushi Onsen, Japan

In memory of my mentor, Edmund Skellings (1932-2012) The mountains are gray geishas Wearing rain hazy kimonos Over the green flesh, Plying their service Outside this hot spring pool, Water heated by Mother’s forge That made these islands. Fresh islands by Her reckoning, But for me, it only recalls My […]

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